Transforming the UK food system for healthy people and a healthy environment call and workshops

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15 Oct 2019 - 10:45
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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in partnership with government are pleased to announce a highly ambitious £25 million call for research to fundamentally transform the UK food system, by placing healthy people and a healthy natural environment at its centre. Proposals are invited for interdisciplinary research consortia to take a systems approach, linking healthy and accessible diets with sustainable food production and supply to help drive food system transformation. This programme aims to address health, environmental and social challenges simultaneously, bringing together researchers, policymakers, business and civil society to develop evidence for multi-pronged and simultaneous action across the food system.

This call is part of a wider £47.5 million interdisciplinary research programme led by the Global Food Security Programme (GFS) and supported by UKRI’s Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF). The call is administered by BBSRC, in partnership with ESRC, MRC, NERC, Defra, DHSC, PHE, Innovate UK and FSA.

For further information on background, scope, workshops and how to apply please see: BBSRC: Transforming the UK food system for healthy people and a healthy environment call and workshops.


Two workshops will be held to communicate more details about the above research call and facilitate networking:

  • Manchester (city centre) Monday 21 October
  • London (central) Friday 25 October

Workshops will run from 10:30 - 16:30 on both days.

Applications to attend a workshop are welcomed from UK researchers at Research Organisations eligible to receive grant funding from the Research Councils, as well as from representatives of a UK based business, regulatory body, academic organisation, research and technology organisation (RTO), charity or civil society organisation.

To express your interest in attending one of the workshops please complete the Key Survey by midday 13 October 2019.